Plans and measurements – Kapau Yetpë Wayana bone flute
The Kapau Yetpë flute (literally, yetpë: bone, kapau: deer) is a notched flute like Andean quena or Japanese shakuhachi, with three holes. The deer bone is naturally hollow, the holes, the notch and the decoration are made with a knife. The tuning fork is not important, the instrument is made to play solo, but the three holes are precisely tuned.
To read the plans, I invite you to refer to the article How to read wind instruments plans.
Source: Makuwé Pimkani, musician, flute maker, Twenké village, French Guiana
Mouthpiece opening 19 x 15
Exit opening 7
Source: Aiwé Aloïké, Twenké customary chief, French Guiana
Bone notched flute Kapau Yetpë Bb
Bone notched flute Kapau Yetpë Ab
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